Remember crying at night after hearing the crying from your mother after the breakup.
Remember how fearful you were as you thought about how you and your mother were going to make it.
Remember the fear that gripped you late at night while in your bed.
Remember the times you questioned God angrily. Why was all of this happening to you? You asked, “Lord, what did I do that was so bad to deserve this?”
Remember contemplating suicide!
Do you remember thinking that you were the cause of the breakup?
Do you remember the time you became so angry that you swore to God that because of Mom and Dad that you would never get married and treat your children like this?
Do you remember? Think back?
I can see you alone and frightened and so afraid.
Thankfully, you had support, encouragement, and you were very strong.
What about the next child? Is he you or are you he? You could have easily been the statistic. You just made it out by the skin of your teeth. Others are not so lucky.
Divorce and separation can affect children for the rest of their lives. These are facts! No matter how painful; they are true!
Recently, I shared them with a family member who denied that her children were adversely affected by her divorces; however, she was almost in tears. She almost yelled for me to stop reading the statistics which I found on line. She could not stand to hear...the truth. When her own father left the home, a few months later, she became pregnant. Then, that daughter had an illegitimate child. The grand-daughter now has three children from three different men!
Unless people repent, ask God to forgive them, acknowledge their sin, and return to Christ, this generational curse will continue indefinitely!